NNIDI Conference 2017

Dr. Owen Doody reports on the NNIDI Conference 2017.

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  • In June of last year, the Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland (NNIDI) (www.nnidi.com) held their 2017 Conference.
  • There were presentations by Dr. Eileen Carey, Maurice Healy and Dr. Owen Doody.
  • The day was ended with the launch of the NNIDI’s first e-book titled: Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives. Edited by Paul Michael Keenan & Dr Owen Doody.
  • Free copies of the e-book are available from https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9aca3f_4acb1b75415e4a238f7307a579d6ff26.pdf
  • This year has also seen the recent launch of the group’s new website, so please visit us and join the growing membership at www.nnidi.com.

In June of last year, the Nursing Network in Intellectual Disability Ireland (NNIDI) (www.nnidi.com) held their 2017 Conference. The conference built on previous endeavours by the group to run events that will bring people from professional, academic and political arenas together to discuss the vision for intellectual disability nursing in Ireland now and into the future. As in the past, the group drew from people in the field of intellectual disability, with presentations by Dr. Eileen Carey on the issue of capacity that produced much discussion. This was followed by Maurice Healy, an ANP with the Brothers of Charity Service in Galway. Maurice identified the application process, his role development and practice as an ANP. Following this, Dr. Owen Doody presented his work “Clinical Nurse Specialist in Intellectual Disability in Ireland”, highlighting their contribution to practice, client care, family support and health service delivery.

 

The day was ended with the launch of the NNIDI’s first e-book titled: Nursing in Intellectual Disabilities: Irish and International Perspectives. Edited by Paul Michael Keenan & Dr Owen Doody. Four of the chapter authors were present for the launch. Paul Keenan highlighted the contributors to the book and the international authors such as Professor Ruth Northway and Michael Brown, and the support of Professor Bob Gates in writing the foreword. The value and relevance of the e-book was highlighted when Paul Keenan presented on one of the chapters (Person-centred Planning), and the audience were able to engage in discussing practice issues.

 

Extract from the foreword:

 

‘Paul Keenan and Owen Doody, both respected academics in the field of intellectual disability nursing have made a splendid job in the mammoth task of preparing … an important new text book for the specialism of intellectual disability nursing. More widely it is a valuable resource for Intellectual [Learning – in the UK] Disability nursing students. It provides the reader with both national and international perspectives…a much needed text book for Intellectual Disability Nursing.’

  • Professor Bob Gates

 

Free copies of the e-book are available from https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9aca3f_4acb1b75415e4a238f7307a579d6ff26.pdf

Readers are encouraged to circulate a copy to others who may be interested in the topic area, or may benefit from reading this book.

Overall the day was a huge success, with a large number in attendance. The NNIDI aims to continue to grow its membership and support for nurses working in intellectual disability practice. This year has also seen the recent launch of the group’s new website, so please visit us and join the growing membership at www.nnidi.com.

owenDr. Owen Doody is a Lecturer at University of Limerick (UL), with expertise in Medical Science Nursing.

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